It's Friday, so you know what that means!
Here is our second installment of FAE's Friday Faves.
Number One: Brian Buckley Band
The Brian Buckley Band was introduced to the Supernatural Family by Jared Padalecki himself. They've released some great albums such as Hysterical Blindness, Without Injuring Eternity, and For Her. Brian Buckley has a uniquely beautiful voice that soars over beautiful guitar. The band is an amalgamation of various genres from folk to rock to soul. All of the music is beautiful and full of emotional punch.
I was introduced to this wonderful band when I went to my first Supernatural convention in 2011. They were the concert for that Friday night, and I went in not knowing very much about them. By the end of the performance I was hooked.
Their music became great inspiration for me. I used it as my soundtrack while writing my novel. “I Am Human” is the song that I connected with the most.
If you want to know more about this wonderful band, check out their website.
Number Two: Osric Chau
Osric Chau was our beloved Kevin Tran on Supernatural. He's a talented actor with a bright future ahead of him. He's worked with the likes of David Carradine and had a role in the disaster film 2012. Chau's also done video game voicing. His next project, Killing Poe, is currently in post-production. He'll be playing the character Bud Polinski.
Since his stint on Supernatural, however, Chau has become more involved with the fandom. He has offered to work on a cosplay event at upcoming Supernatural Conventions that he's attending, selecting a fan that will also attend to help select his outfit. It'll be interesting to see what he does both professionally and on the convention circuit. Chau can be found on Twitter under the handle @OsricChau
Number Three: Nikita
This spy show signed off at the end of 2013. It's four seasons are full of action and suspense, but what really carried it was the relationships between Nikita and her various allies. It had a little bit of everything---humor, drama, tension, friendship, and yes, romance. With the secret government spying making the news these days, Nikita really hits home there, too. Maggie Q makes Nikita a kick ass woman that we all want to cheer for. If you haven't watched this brilliant show, find a way to watch it now in its entirety. It finishes with quite the bang.
Number Four: Super Wiki
Whenever I need to look up something for an article I'm writing about Supernatural, I always turn to the Supernatural Wiki for my information. They've massed so much of it throughout the show's history. They have everything from major character backgrounds---such as detailed biographies of Sam and Dean---to the littlest detail describing a weapon, minor character, or set design. If you want to know more about various crew members and their roles in making the show, Super Wiki has that covered, too. Super Wiki is a fanrun database and any fan in the Supernatural Family that is willing to help out can. It's one of the best fan resources around---and having it made by the fans for the fans makes it all the more special.
Number Five: Almost Human
This is a new show on FOX staring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy. It fits my TV bill for a buddy drama. Urban and Ealy have great chemistry as Kennex and Dorian. I admit it. I have a thing for buddy shows---especially those that have two characters that banter and bicker. The story centers on a future set in 2048 where all cops must be partnered with an android officer. Dorian is our android---but his model is distinctly more human than most. This is what gives Almost Human its undeniable charm. For a futuristic series, it also hits close to home both in emotions and questions about the advancement of technologies. If you haven't watched this series yet, give it a try.
Until next week!